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Climate Colorado Switch 2020 A campaign moving Colorado to clean and renewable energy efficiency
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STEM Magnet Lab School -- Real World Teachers on Climate Science 3rd & 8th Grade
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Holy Cross Energy delivers energy to 55,000 Homes and Businesses on the Western Slope of Colorado.
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Published on Feb 19, 2015
“Imagine solving the climate crisis across 64 counties, 354 towns and cities while engaging 5.25 million Coloradans by the year 2020.”

Robert Castellino - A best-selling author and photographer is the CEO of Climate Colorado. He is leading climate change through his project Switch 2020 by encouraging communities to take a bold step towards Solving the Climate Crisis by Rapid Prototying Change.

http://www.climatecolorado.org/

“Imagine solving the climate crisis across 64 counties, 354 towns and cities while engaging 5.25 million Coloradans by the year 2020.”

Robert Castellino is the founder and CEO of Climate Colorado and The Switch 2020 campaign. He is a professional photographer, writer, author coach, speaker, and book publisher. He has written five best selling and critically acclaimed books on Colorado. 

Upon returning from The 2013 Climate Reality Projects Leadership Training program in Chicago, he created the head-turning presentation, “The Effects of Climate Change on Colorado,” to communicate with Coloradoan’s about the Climate Crisis and how to proceed. Subsequently, he founded the Climate Colorado and the Switch 2020 Campaign to move Colorado to become a world leader as Net Zero State. 

This past November he organized and founded the first “Colorado Climate Summit” using Rapid Prototyping to inspire and engage a legion of Colorado’s to be the change they want to see. Simple his mission is to end the burning fossil fuels and switch to clean safe renewable energy and energy efficiency systems by the year 2020. Castellino explains how rapid prototyping is the mechanism needed to solve Colorado’s local climate crisis and affect global climate change simultaneously. You ask, what’s his big hairy audacious goal? Simply, move the state of Colorado away from burning fossils as fuels to renewables and go Net Zero by the year 2020.

http://www.climatecolorado.org/

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Listen in.

KVNF Public Radio in Paonia airs newscast on the event we "Climate Colorado" produced "The Western Slope Climate Challenge."
Well done!

"It’s different than most of the seminars people go to," he says. "Usually you go to a seminar and you hear all these brilliant people who are doing these big, exciting things, but when it’s over, the process ends. With rapid prototyping, we’re going to take the best processes from software design, and apply them to climate change, and move climate change action forward very quickly."

That model he mentioned, rapid prototyping, is a structured way to come up with ideas, and create plans to tackle a problem. Menzies says a lot of people at the conference are attracted to the idea of working towards a tangible goal.
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WESTERN COLORADO CLIMATE CHALLENGE 
SOLAR FAIR
May 1-3, 2015
The Hive: Paonia, Colorado

YOUR IDEAS AND SOLUTIONS ARE GOING TO PAVE THE WAY TO REAL CHANGE IN COLORADO! 

http://climatecolorado.org/western-slope-climate-challenge-2015/

The weekend includes the Climate Challenge: a process that engages participants in a rapid-prototyping exercise to solve local issues around the transition to cleaner energy supply and more efficient water and resource use. Also included are Friday’s Solar Fair at Solar Energy International and a special Sunday matinee showing of the acclaimed documentary Merchants of Doubt.

Thank you for joining us in this historic effort to create change from the ground up.  This weekend is our opportunity to discuss collaborative approaches to solving some of Western Colorado’s climate challenges by working across the industry, public, private and non-profit sectors.   

The first annual Western Colorado Climate Challenge is modeled on the Colorado Climate Summit that was held in November 2014 by Climate Colorado.

At the heart of the Climate Challenge is the Switch 2020 Contract that sets a goal of cutting individual, business, and community carbon footprints to net zero and to cutting water consumption in half.
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WESTERN COLORADO CLIMATE CHALLENGE 
SOLAR FAIR
May 1-3, 2015
The Hive: Paonia, Colorado

YOUR IDEAS AND SOLUTIONS ARE GOING TO PAVE THE WAY TO REAL CHANGE IN COLORADO! 


The weekend includes the Climate Challenge: a process that engages participants in a rapid-prototyping exercise to solve local issues around the transition to cleaner energy supply and more efficient water and resource use. Also included are Friday’s Solar Fair at Solar Energy International and a special Sunday matinee showing of the acclaimed documentary Merchants of Doubt.

Thank you for joining us in this historic effort to create change from the ground up.  This weekend is our opportunity to discuss collaborative approaches to solving some of Western Colorado’s climate challenges by working across the industry, public, private and non-profit sectors.   

The first annual Western Colorado Climate Challenge is modeled on the Colorado Climate Summit that was held in November 2014 by Climate Colorado.

At the heart of the Climate Challenge is the Switch 2020 Contract that sets a goal of cutting individual, business, and community carbon footprints to net zero and to cutting water consumption in half.

Friday Evening (4:30 PM – 9:00 PM) Solar Fair at Solar Energy International North Fork Campus 
Live music & entertainment throughout the evening * Exhibits from 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM * Refreshments
4:30 - 5:30 PM Live Music: TBA
5:30-6:45 PM Main Program
5:30 PM Welcome & About the Climate Challenge Weekend 
5:40 PM Switch 2020 - Robert Castellino with Climate Colorado and Switch 2020
6:00 PM SEI - Solarize North Fork Valley - Kristen O’Brien
6:30 - 7:00 PM Live Music: Ky Burt
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM Western Colorado Climate Challenge - Challenges & Intro
7:15 - 8:15 PM Live Music: Brodie Kinder & The Killer Bees
8:15 - 8:30 PM Acknowledgements, closing announcements
DINNER ON YOUR OWN

Saturday All Day (8:00 AM – 8:00 PM) at various locations, on Paonia’s Grand Ave
8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration The Hive, Colony Room
9:00 – 9:15 AM Challenge Welcome & Orientation The Hive, Colony Room
9:15 – 11:15 AM Saturday Plenary The Hive, Colony Room
        9:15 - 10:00 Panel Discussion: Breaking Barriers, Creating Collaboration for Local Power Generatio
Led by  John Gavan, Delta Montrose Electric Assoc. with Del Worley, Holy Cross Electric Assoc;   
                        Mona Newton, Community Office for Resource Efficiency; Tom Figel, GRID Alternatives; Chris 
Menges, City of Aspen
            10:15 - 11:00 Presentation: Water, Western Colorado and Climate Change
Dr. Gigi Richard, The Water Center at Colorado Mesa University 
            11:00 - 11:15 Morning Wrap- Up
11:30 – 1:00 PM Saturday Lunch by Chef Megan at North Fork Foods $15 reservation at registration or meal ticket
            11:45 - 12:30 Lunch Program: TBA
  1:00 – 1:30 PM Afternoon Challenge Overview & Orientation The Hive, Colony Room
  1:30 – 2: 30 PM Saturday Breakouts I (in Town, various locations within 1 block)
          1:30 - 1:45 Understand the challenge, ask leader clarifying Qs.Participants describe their strengths / role 
          1:45- 2:00 Brainstorm: stickies on poster paper
          2:00  - 2:15 Explain ideas, stack redundancies 
          2:15 - 2:30 Star top 3
  2:30 – 3:00 PM BREAK - Refreshments at The Hive, Colony Room by Backcountry Bistro - Coffee, Tea, Juice and Light snacks
  3:00 – 5:10 PM Saturday Breakouts II (in Town, various locations within 1 block)
            3:00 - 3:20 Prototype: Facilitator & leader delegate based on participants’ strengths. Everyone working!
            3:20 - 3:50 User Testing: Swap volunteer “users” and orient them. Let them interact with the prototype. 
      Take notes. Aim for 5 users. 
3:50 - 4:10 Iterate OR Prototype new brainstorm idea
4:10 - 4:55 Testing & iteration are now ongoing until 
4:55 – 5:10 Recap, refresh and Wrap up. Finish Testing & Prepare for 10-min presentations starting at 
5:10 PM – 6:30 PM Saturday Afternoon Wrap Up The Hive, Colony Room
5:10 - 5:15 Reconvene & Updates
5:15 - 6:15 10 Minute Presentations from Breakouts Format: 
~What worked, what didn’t
~What we learned
~What we need (E.g.: help from designers, writers, people who are connected with the city… etc.) 
6:15 PM – 6:30 PM Saturday Wrap Up
6:30 PM – 8: 00 PM Saturday Evening Reception & Keynote With local music, tapas by ($10 or meal ticket required) 
    7:00 - 8:00 Evening Program:
DINNER ON YOUR OWN

Sunday All Day (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) various locations—Paonia’s Grand Ave & the North Fork surroundings
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Sunday Morning Recap & Strategy Session The Hive, Colony Room
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM LUNCH ON YOUR OWN (To Go for Field Trips)
12:00 PM – 2:30 Field Trips Leave ($20 VIP Pass)
2:30 – 5:00 PM Climate Matinee: Merchants of Doubt   (VIP Pass or + $5, open to the community) Paradise Theater
2:30-3:30 PM Light Refreshments
3:00-3:30 PM Program: Challenge Community Report
3:30-5:00 PM Climate Matinee: Merchants of Doubt
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Maggie Fox receives the 2015 Award as Woman of the Year. Celebrating Women in Conservation.
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Great Conference with the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association
The Largest Solar Energy Conference 
in the Rocky Mountain Region...
Join us (Climate Colorado) at the Conference!
Omni Resort and Conference Center 
Broomfield, Colorado (Denver Area)
February 23-25, 2015
To Register Contact:
Alison Rabinoff
Event Coordinator
Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA)
Office: 303.333.7342
Email: solarpowercolorado@coseia.org

www.coseia.org
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Colorado Climate Summit Presentation -- Creating a Clean Energy Utility for Cities and Towns in Colorado
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